This week’s CTN Shabbat Fax is sponsored by all of us at CTN and the entire extended CTN Family, wishing a huge ‘Mazel tov’ to Yehuda Spielman on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah this Shabbos. May you continue in the ways of your wonderful parents and grandparents and grow to be a wonderful human being and a great Jew! We are so proud of you!
1. AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED IN G-D. AND HE CONSIDERED IT TO BE A KINDNESS.’ (15:6).
Abraham. One man. Who changed an entire world.
He did so much for G-d. (more…)
This week’s CTN Shabbat Fax is sponsored by the Deutsch Family, in memory of Rae Daniel z”l, a truly special and beloved person. She was a unique combination of scholarship, piety, sincerity, and tremendous dedication, whose passing in October 1992 (2 Mar Cheshvan 5753) left an immense void in the hearts of her family, friends and students. During the many years that she taught in Hebrew schools, she was more than just another teacher. She was that rare individual who truly inspired her students with love of Judaism, tradition and the Land of Israel. In the words of a parent of two of her students “… she touched our lives, and opened a new world for Amy and Leah …”. The CTN Shabbat Fax tries to represent all that Rae Daniel was. We pray that her memory be blessed, as the Shabbat Fax continues to bring Jewish thought and inspiration to more and more people.
1. THE GREAT FLOOD.
Many ancient cultures had the story.
But the Torah is unique. (more…)
VOLUME 21, ISSUE 1 WEDNESDAY,
TORAH PORTION: B’REISHIS (GENESIS 1:1 – 6:8)
SHIMINI ATZERES – CANDLE LIGHTING: 6:22 P.M. (CHICAGO)
Shmini Atzeres / Simchas Torah Holiday Issue
This week’s CTN Shabbat Fax is sponsored by Doris and Ron Lazarus in honor of their children Matthew and Jennifer Seidner, and grandchildren Talia, Perla and Jonah. “May the New Year bless you with good health and continued strength. May you feel our love, devotion and pride on every step of your journey. We are filled with gratitude for all that you teach us, every moment of every day. Happy 6th Birthday Talia. We love you! Love, Bubbie and Poppa”
1. “IN THE BEGINNING G-D CREATED
This Shabbat, in synagogues around the world, we’re back to square one.
Starting to study the Torah all over again. From the beginning.
It’s always been a very Jewish approach to Torah.
… As soon as we finish – we start again!
It’s something we should appreciate. Be proud of.
And make sure we continue.
… The love for learning. The endless passion to know more.
And – most importantly – never to say: “I know that already.” (more…)
I have an incredibly hectic job as a Chief Financial Officer for a high growth technology company. My study session with Rabbi Deutsch is a great spiritual renewal in the middle of my week and helps me keep focus on what is truly important.
CTN has allowed me – and many other young professionals – to grow in my Jewish identity and Jewish knowledge at a pace that is right for me. If you’re looking for Jewish learning and inspiration, CTN is definitely the place to go!
My commitment to Israel and efforts on behalf of Jewish causes has dramatically increased since I have begun to learn more about Torah and Jewish tradition with CTN and its wonderful Rabbis. CTN has had a tremendous impact on my and my family’s life.
Rabbi Deutsch and Rabbi Katz really make an effort to try to connect to everyone. At CTN people are always reaching out to you and offering support every step of the way. Classes and holiday services are always on a level that is inclusive as well as inspirational.
The Rabbis at CTN do an amazing job of demonstrating the beauty and richness of Judaism. They provide me and many others with the opportunity to incorporate Torah study and growth into my week at my own pace. CTN has truly been a wonderful addition to my life.